Marco Antonio Solis

Apparently some talented people can literally make art just by taking a dump. Wait, don't go yet.

"I've written several songs on the toilet," Latin superstar Marco Antonio Solis reveals. "One of them is 'La Venia Bendita,' which came about while I was traveling from Mexico City to Cancun."

The 48-year-old Solis broke into the music business during the Seventies as chief songwriter and frontman for the Mexican pop band Los Bukis (The Little Kids). Based in Michoacán, the group sold more than a million copies of its breakout hit, "Falso Amor."

In a sense, Solis is a Latin Jules Shear, having written songs for big names such as actress/singer María Sorté, the recently departed Rocío Dúrcal, and America's own Marisela. His most recent studio album, Trozos de Mi Alma, Vol. 2 (Pieces of My Soul), is a followup to a 2003 collection. Both albums consist of songs he'd originally written over the years for other artists to perform.

 
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